Latin America and Caribbean News

Wearing a mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus, Gonzalo Castillo, center, presidential candidate of the Dominican Liberation Party, arrives at a voting center during the presidential elections, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
Dominican Republic chooses leader amid rising COVID-19 casesThe Dominican Republic is holding presidential elections that had already been delayed by the pandemic, even as the count of new infections continues to rise
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
Mexico's COVID deaths pass 30,000, world's 5th highest totalMexico has topped 30,000 COVID-19 deaths, overtaking France as the country with the fifth-highest number of deaths since the pandemic began
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Bolsonaro, others shun masks at July 4 celebration in BrazilBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has attended a U.S. Independence Day celebration in Brazil's capital at which participants declined to wear face masks, one day after he vetoed obligatory use of masks in private settings
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Mexico joins international labor agreement on maids' rights The Mexican government says it has formally adhered to the International Labor Organization's Convention 189 on the rights of domestic workers
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Mexico reverses some openings as virus cases continue highMexico’s coronavirus outbreak has risen by about 6,740 newly confirmed cases for a second straight day, while 654 deaths raised the country's total to almost 30,000, the sixth-highest highest in the world
The Associated Press1 day ago
Mexican soldiers kill 12 gunmen in city on border with TexasMexico's military says soldiers patrolling in the border city of Nuevo Laredo across from Texas came under fire from drug cartel gunmen, then killed 12 of their attackers in a gunbattle
The Associated Press1 day ago
Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater cavesExperts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves
The Associated Press1 day ago
2 tremors shake Puerto Rico, latest in series of quakesTwo strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. territory since late December
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2009, file photo, former hostages, from left, Tom Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell pose for a portrait in New York. The American defense contractors held for years by leftist rebels in Colombia moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal by a sanctioned Venezuelan businessman whose assets they were seeking to claim. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
US victims of FARC rebels win claim to Venezuelan's fortuneThree American defense contractors held for five years by leftist rebels in Colombia have moved closer to collecting on a $318 million judgment against their former captors
The Associated Press2 days ago
AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & CaribbeanAP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
The Associated Press2 days ago
Paraguay controls coronavirus, while its neighbors struggleNearby South American countries are grappling with uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus, but Paraguay appears to be controlling the disease
The Associated Press2 days ago
Mexico's top human rights official says she was threatenedThe head of Mexico's governmental human rights commission says she has received threatening telephone calls, text messages and social media postings
The Associated Press2 days ago
Brazil network ends Rio soccer deal over new Bolsonaro ruleBrazil’s TV Globo has terminated its contract with Rio de Janeiro state’s local soccer body after powerhouse club Flamengo broadcast a home match using the team’s YouTube account under a new federal rule
The Associated Press2 days ago
Martin Rodriguez controls the ball during an amateur soccer match at the Play Futbol 5 local club in Pergamino, Argentina, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In order to continue playing amid government restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the club divided its soccer field into 12 rectangles to mark limited areas for each player, keeping them from making physical contact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for pandemicSoccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press2 days ago
More Latin America and Caribbean News
AdChoices
AdChoices